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March 2012

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Northern California Professional Photographers Officers

Committee Chairs and Coordinators

President Kevallyn Paskos 925-766-3121 president@ncpponline.org

Membership Denny Weigand 925-336-7994 3rdvp@ncpponline.org

1st Vice President Programs / Education Michael Kirwan 925-287-8421 1stvp@ncpponline.org

Blog / Website Wayne Miller 925-330-8737 blogomeister@ncpponline.org

2nd Vice President Image Competition Malcolm Slight 925-330-8737

Newsletter – Focal Point Editor Tom O’Connor 925-586-2745 newsletter@ncpponline.org

mnslight@sbcglobal.net 3rd Vice President Membership Denny Weigand 925-336-7994 3rdvp@ncpponline.org Treasurer Malcolm Slight 925-330-8737 treasurer@ncpponline.org Secretary Mark Gebhardt 925-408-8175 secretary@ncpponline.org Chairman of the Board Wayne Miller 925-330-8737

FP Copy Editor Wayne Miller 925-330-8737 newsletter@ncpponline.org Image Competition Malcolm Slight 925-330-8737

mnslight@sbcglobal.net Hospitality Nicole Gee 925-785-7772 hospitality@ncpponline.org

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Newsletter Info.

Send Newsletter information to: Tom O'Connor. newsletter@ncpponline.org Deadline for submission of articles and ad copy is the 25th of each month. Information received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed publication Advertising Costs: 11 Issues per year Contact FP Editor NCPP Members: • •

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You supply camera ready art work and text. Full Page per year - Free

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Focal Point Table of Contents

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Presidents Message – Kevallyn Paskos

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March Meeting Location

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Image Judging Academy – New event in Benicia and San Jose

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March Speaker – Lisa Evans – “Night With The Masters”

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Preparing an image for "Projected Image Comp"

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Image Comp Winners – February 2012

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Best of Show – February 2012

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February Images Entered

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Image Comp Info and Calendar

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2011 NCPP Awards

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February Meeting Images

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Membership Information

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NCPP Blog

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NorCalPhotogs Meetup Group

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Lightroom and Photoshop Layers Tip – Tom O’Connor

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NCPP Presidents, Awards & Degrees

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April Speaker - Peg Jackson – “Creating the Perfect Portrait”

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Certification Information

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PPCC Certification and PPA Merit & Degree Programs

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Focal Point & Image of the Month History

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Membership Classifications and Fees for 2012

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Sustaining Members

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Our Neighboring Affiliates

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Calendar - Important Dates

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Sunset Chart

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NCPP MEETING THIS MONTH THURSDAY, March 8th, 2012 MEETING IS AT SCOTTS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT SEE PAGES 5 – 6 – 7 FOR ALL OF THE INFO.

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President’s Message – Kevallyn Paskos Dear NCPP,

This has already been a big year of changes and hopefully, your 2012 is going well! NCPP has definitely enjoyed a great start and looking forward to an event filled year with our growing membership! February Guest Speaker – Shine :: Photography by Jessica Quintal! From magazines to dance, she demonstrated how she pulls ideas from what she sees, incorporates her own ideas into it, and adjusts to make these ideas portrait appropriate, giving her portrait sessions a flavor all their own. It was a great night and the crowd loved her presentation. Best of Show - Congratulations goes to…1st Place – Michael Van Auken with “High Note”, 2nd Place – Tom O’Connor with “Mono Lake Tufas Greet the Morning”. Thank you for all of the submissions, they were all well done. Read all about these artists and their winning images in this month’s award winning Focal Point magazine. March People’s Choice print competition – • Entries for People’s Choice may be framed, or in albums, mounted to alternative substrates, etc., in addition to PPA style mounted prints. • Each NCPP member may submit up to two entries. • Entries must be signed in with the image comp chair at least ten minutes before the start of the meeting. • Entries will be assigned a number by the image comp chair. Titles are not required. • Depending on the style of the entry, the photographer's name or studio logo may be an integral part of the entry and therefore may remain visible during judging. • You may also enter Projected Images using a Laptop or iPad Congratulations to the following members on their 2011 NCPP accomplishments! Member of the Year - Denny Weigand Photographer of the Year - Wayne Miller Print of the Year - Wayne Miller - Abandoned People's Choice of the Year - Wayne Miller - The Girlz 1st Place Illustrative - Tom O'Connor - Sierra Sunset 2nd Place Illustrative - Tom O'Connor - Here Comes the Storm 3rd Place Illustrative - Caleb Cheong - End Of A New Day 1st Place Environmental Portrait - Wayne Miller - Capturing Beauty 2nd Place Environmental Portrait - Wayne Miller - Anella at the Sugar Mill 3rd Place Environmental Portrait - Kevallyn Paskos - Good Girl Nor Cal Photogs Meetup group – Great resource for all photographers! Learn about upcoming NCPP guest speakers, other photography field trips and special events. Please take a few minutes to join. http://www.meetup.com/NorCalPhotogs-Meet-up/ NCPP’s New FOREVER HOME – We will be meeting on the second Thursday of each month with social hour 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and general meeting 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Crowne Plaza in Concord www.crowneplazaconcord.com is a really nice facility, freeway close; ample parking and we will enjoy the new Amphitheatre meeting room! It is with great relief that we have found a perfect, long term meeting location. With a few bumps in the road, we persevered and in the end, everything worked out for the best. We are excited to see you at the Crowne Plaza for our April meeting. Looking forward to seeing you again! Kevallyn NCPP Mission Statement: The Northern California Professional Photographers is an organization dedicated to advancing the business of professional photography. Our purpose is to create an environment amongst professional photographers that will inspire each of us and to help one another grow as business professionals and artists.

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March 8th, 2012 Special Meeting Location Our March meeting will be held at: Scotts Seafood Restaurant 1333 N. California Blvd Walnut Creek, CA 925-934-1300 This is just around the corner of Jim Fidelibus’ studio next door to the Yogurt shop. See pages 6 and 7 in this month’s Focal Point for more information.

IMAGE JUDGING ACADEMY – New Event!

Benicia - February 28th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Michael Van Auken Studio 940 Tyler St. Benicia, CA 94510

San Jose - February 27th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tumason Portrait Studio 871 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126

Save by becoming a PPC Member. The cost for the workshop is $49.00 per person for PPC members, $99.00 per person for non-PPC members. If you join within ten days of the class, your tuition will be credited towards your membership in PPC. The Professional Photographers of California are working hard at brining more events to Northern California. So join now.

For more information and to sign up Click Here Questions? Contact Tim Mathiesen at t.mathiesen@sbcglobal.net

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Focal Point NCPP Proudly Presents on March 8, 2012 –

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LISA EVANS

NIGHT WITH THE MASTERS Don’t miss out on this special evening featuring LISA EVANS, Master Photographer and Craftsman who has shared her artistic vision and business acumen with Professional Photographers around the world. Lisa has been invited to speak in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Bahamas, as well as many PPA schools and conventions throughout our country. We are pleased to have Lisa share with us here, where she has owned a studio in the SF Bay Area for 30 years. Opening her business in an Interior Design studio, Lisa started with a very unique vision designing art for her clients homes and has made a living solely from creating artistically designed high end Portraits ever since. In this time when our profession has been inundated with new photographers and a sea of photographs is flooding the world. . . learn to rise above and stand out with your own unique signature of work. Let’s spend an evening of looking at what makes a photograph ART and not a mere record picture. Exploring what it takes for you to lift an ordinary circumstance into a poem of an image? In honor of our Masters night, Lisa will go beyond her work, sharing a visual feast of her Master Photographer friends’ unique images steeped in their own unique vision. An opportunity to study those that look beyond the common and steadily produce artistic portraits that rise above and beyond. Rather than having a Masters only print competition, we will be indulged with a slide show of the Masters’ work. Sure to be an inspiring and enjoyable evening! See the following page for more information about this very exciting evening. Photo: Photo by: Deidre Lingenfelter

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Preparing your image for "Projected" Image Comp This article will remain permanently in the Focal Point.

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Preparing your image for "Projected" Image Comp This article will remain permanently in the Focal Point. Here are the basics for creating your "Projected Image" file.

We will be setting the file type, dimensions, color space, jpg quality, pixels per inch and file name that that will qualify for NCPP Projected Image Comp. These requirements are the same as PPA with the exception in NOTE 2 below. 1. Create a file that will become the background for your image that is 4,000px Wide x 2,200px High @ 200 pixels per inch. (20" x 11") This size fits our monitor and will be displayed at its optimal. 2. The color space can be sRGB or RGB1998. 3. The file type is a jpg with a Quality setting of 10. Total file size not to exceed 3.5mb. 4. You can apply a color or pattern to this layer just as you would do for a printed image that you would have entered previously in print comp. 5. Next prepare the image that you are going to insert over the background. The color space, ppi etc needs to be the same as your background layer. 6. Size the image as you wish in either a vertical or horizontal format. The image size must be at least 80 square inches. An example is 8" x 10". The image may be placed anywhere you want to put it on the background layer. The positioning of the image on the background layer will be part of your "Presentation" score just like with Printed print comp. 7. Add a stroke or any other edge treatment to the edge of the image you want, or not. 8. All images will be shown only with the background in the "Horizontal Format". This is the same way that PPA is handling it. The monitor will not be rotated for vertical images. They will be shown just like the example images on the previous page. 9. There is to be no photographer name or studio name on the image. 10. Name your file with the following convention: • Member's First Name_Last Name_Image_Title_.jpg (Use _ for spaces). • Example file name: Bill_Jones_Mount_Diablo_Sunset.jpg 11. More information for download or viewing at. NOTE 1: If you plan to submit any of these images to PPA, I would initially save this file as a layered PSD or TIFF. When I was done and ready to submit to NCPP, I would then save it again as a jpg with all of the requirements listed above and submit the jpg. This way if you later decide to enter this same image with PPA or re-enter with NCPP, you can open your PSD/TIFF and make any changes you want. NOTE 2: PPA Projected Submission Specifications match what is required for NCPP, except: • PPA requires your PPA# in place of your name in the file name: Example: 12345_Mount_Diablo_Sunset.jpg • Link to the PPA site for a video on “How To”: http://www.ppa.com/competitions/tutorials.php ENTRY RULES AND DEADLINES: • Cost per each image is $5.00 prior to Wednesday, (at midnight), prior to the Thursday meeting. Fee is to be paid via the NCPP PayPal link. E-mail images to mailto:mnslight@sbcglobal.net Limit of 20 Projected images allowed per meeting. This is at the discretion of the Print Chair on a month by month basis.

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Focal Point Image Competition

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Winners for February 2012 PPA Style

1st Place Michael Van Auken “High Note”

2nd Place Tom O’Connor “Mono Lake Tufas Greet the Morning” Images by Tom O’Connor and Kevallyn Paskos

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Best of Show February 2012 – “High Note” by Michael Van Auken

In 2009 my granddaughter Natasha picked up her friend’s guitar and taught herself to play “Smoke on the Water.” One thing led to another, and the next thing you know she’s a musician and songwriter. Influenced by rock, blues and modern pop, her music consistently astounds the grownups and brings tears to her ‘girley-girl’ cousins’ eyes. I chose this location to photograph Natasha because of the angles that emphasize the shapes created by the steps, wall and the banister. I could go on to tell you about the lighting, the metadata, or the f-stop I used. But I won’t, because this portrait is all about a girl with a dream of performing and creating music. The steps represent the path she is about to take and the talent that is yet to be discovered. . You’ve probably discovered for yourself that it can be a challenge to make the time to photograph your own family members or your friends. You may also have found that when we are not obligated by a client’s expectations we can allow ourselves the freedom to create for our personal artistic vision, enabling us to step out of the box and fill our own creative well. Through the years I’ve accumulated more than a few Print of the Month images. Most have been client images. So I’d like to share just one more thing. Although winning awards and accolades can be very satisfying, using our technical skills and artistic talent to create images for our loved ones is, well….. nothing short of extraordinary.

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Focal Point February Images Entered

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No names are listed in case an entry scored below an 80 and the Photographer wants to re-enter the image.

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Focal Point Image Comp Info and Calendar

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If you are interested in volunteering with image comp, please contact: Malcolm Slight at 925-330-8737 or email Malcolm at mnslight@sbcglobal.net

For PPA Style Projected Image Competition see rules in this Focal Point issue. People’s Choice Print Competition see rules just below. 2. People's Choice Image Competition a. Entry Rules 1) At the discretion of the Image Comp Chair, a theme may be assigned to a People's Choice competition once each year. The theme may or may not pertain to the subject of the speaker's program. The theme will be announced at the meeting, published in the Focal Point and also sent by e‐mail to NCPP members. 2) Entries for People’s Choice may be framed, or in albums, mounted to alternative substrates, etc., in addition to PPA style mounted prints. 3) Each NCPP member may submit up to two entries. 4) Entries must be signed in with the image comp chair at least ten minutes before the start of the meeting. 5) Entries will be assigned a number by the image comp chair. Titles are not required. 6) Depending on the style of the entry, the photographer's name or studio logo may be an integral part of the entry and therefore may remain visible during judging. 7) You may also enter Projected Images using a Laptop or iPad IMAGE COMP 2012 CALENDAR January:

PPA Style and Year End People’s Choice

February:

PPA Style

March:

People’s Choice

April:

PPA Style

May:

PPA Style

June:

PPA Style

July:

PPA Style

August:

PPA Style

September: PPA Style October:

PPA Style

November:

People’s Choice

December:

Year End PPA Style

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Focal Point NCPP2011 2011NCPP Year End Awards Awards

Wayne Miller • • • • •

Photographer of the Year Print of the Year – “Abandoned” People’s Choice of the Year – “The Girlz” 1st Environmental Portrait – “Capturing Beauty” 2nd Environmental Portrait – “Anella at the Sugar Mill”

Kevallyn Paskos •

3rd Environmental Portrait – “Good Girl”

Tom O’Connor • •

1st Illustrative – “Sierra Sunset” 2nd Illustrative – “Here Comes the Storm”

Denny Weigand •

Member of the Year

Caleb Chong •

3rd Illustrative – “End Of A New Day”

Images by Tom O’Connor and Bob Cohen

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Focal Point February Meeting Images

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Focal Point Membership Information

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Contact Denny Weigand with / for any Membership Information. Email: 3rdvp@ncpponline.org Phone: 925-336-7994 If you have comments or information regarding prospective members, please send them to: Denny Weigand, NCPP Membership Chair. Email: 3rdvp@ncpponline.org Phone: 925-336-7994 WELCOME NEW NCPP MEMBERS

WELCOME NEW NCPP MEMBERS

Nicole diGiorgio – Professional Active Sweetness and Light Photography 1030 Brown Street, Martinez CA 94553 Ph: 925-207-6347 Web: www.sweetnessandlightphoto.com Email: Nicole@sweetnessandlightphoto.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

Lisa Nieboer – Professional Active Photography by Lisa-Jayne 3 Wilotta Dr, Fairfield CA 95434 Ph: 314-662-6951 Web: www.lisajaynephotography.com Email: lisa@lisajaynephotography.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

Lily Dong – Professional Active Lily Dong Photography 8393 Carl Road, Lafayette CA 94549 Ph: 415-706-0266 Web: www.lilydongphotography.com Email: lilydong888@gmail.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

Ryan Stoney – Professional Active Ryan Stoney Photography 3205 Ortega Ave, Lafayette CA 94549 Ph: 415-735-0360 Web: www.ryanstoney.com Email: photo@ryanstoney.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

Sandra Kourah – Professional Active Oceanshore Photography 1085 Murrieta Blvd. #2, Livermore CA 94550 Ph: 925-292-0000 Web: www.oceanshorephotography.com Email: oceanshorephoto@yahoo.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

PROSPECTIVE NCPP MEMBERS Christy Madsen – Professional Active Van Berkum Photography 125 Vista Del Diablo, Danville CA 94526 Ph: 925-837-8500 Web: www.vanberkumphotography.com Email: cvbphoto@gmail.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand

Brian MacStay – Professional Active Brian MacStay Photography 4492 Pitch Pine Ct, Concord CA 94521 Ph: 925-3488856 Web: www.brianmacstayphotography.com Email: brian@brianmacstayphotography.com Sponsor: Denny Weigand Bill Myers – Professional Active Bill Meyers Images 1097 Ardith Dr, Pleasant Hill CA 94523 Ph: 925-381-5763 Web: Under Construction Email: contracostaphoto@mac.com Sponsor: Mike Kirwan

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Focal Point NCPP Blog

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Be sure to visit our NCPP Blog. There is a ton of information, How To’s, Tutorials and much more!! The site has a completely fresh new look and is very user friendly! Visit: http://ncpponline.org/

Come join the NorCalPhotogs Meetup group. You can sign up for NCPP meeting and leave comments about the group and speakers. This will help NCPP grow, so please join us and let the world know how great this group is. http://www.meetup.com/NorCalPhotogs-Meet-up/

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Focal Point Lightroom / Photoshop Layer Tip NIGHT WITH THE M

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Tom O’Connor

Saving Lightroom Adjustments as a Layer in a PS or Tiff File. Do you ever have the situation where you have a layered PSD or Tiff file that you want to make changes to in LR, but you want to have those changes end up as a layer within the layered file? When you make a LR adjustment to a layered file and then “Edit in PS with LR changes,” it will flatten your layered file and you lose the ability to come back later to make changes. Here is a pretty simple way I found to do this. • In LR, create a Virtual Copy of the layered file.

Layered File

Virtual Copy

Make your LR adjustments to that VC file. In this case I put a heavy vignette around the image.

Open the VC in PS, “Edit in Adobe Photoshop CS5”, and chose “Edit with LR adjustments.” You must open the VC first, as it will not open if you open the original first.

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Focal Point Lightroom / Photoshop Layer Tip •

Next open the layered file and chose “Edit original.”

In PS, in the layered file layers pallet, click on the top layer.

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Focal Point Lightroom / Photoshop Layer Tip • • • •

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Click on the VC image to activate it. Hold down the Shift key and drag the single layer of the VC into the layered file. Since you have Shift held down, it will automatically center itself. In the layers pallet, rename the new layer “LR adjusted” or a name that means something to you. Save the Layered file. Close and don’t save the VC. This way it will remain a VC and not become a PS, Tiff or jpg.

Back in LR, you can choose to “Remove/Delete” the VC or just leave it there if you want to keep a record of the adjustments you made in LR. The image on the left is the layered file with the LR adjusted layer showing. The image on the right is the LR adjusted Virtual Copy. You can choose to keep it for a record of the LR adjustments or remove/delete it.

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Focal Point NCPP Presidents and Member Awards

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Past President’s 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Michael Van Auken Judy Host Jim Fidelibus Linda Johnson Walter Guasch Kimberly Peterson Jim Fidelibus Michael Gan

2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

Michael Gan Laura Cottril Leslie Artis-Gan Brent Walton Randy Cazinha Wayne Miller Kevallyn Paskos

Member of the Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Peg Jackson Michael Van Auken Jim Fidelibus Jim Fidelibus Kay Simon Shelly Najera Linda Johnson Heather M. Whiting

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Michael Gan Laura Cottril Tom O'Connor Brent Walton Wayne Miller Denny Weigand

2006 2007 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Leslie Artis-Gan Michael Van Auken - Tie Richard Stahlberg - Tie Richard Stahlberg Wayne Miller Wayne Miller Wayne Miller

Photographer of the Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Peg Jackson Jim Fidelibus Richard Stahlberg Michael Gan Richard Stahlberg Shelly Najera Leslie Artis Richard Stahlberg

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Focal Point NCPP Member Degrees

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PPA Master Craftsman Photographers Lisa Evans Peg Jackson Michael Gan Judy Host Leslie Artis-Gan

PPA Master Photographers Jim Fidelibus Linda Johnson Deidre Ligenfelter Mary Small

PPA Craftsman Photographers Denny Weigand Wayne Miller

PPCC Certified Professional Photographers Leslie Artis-Gan Laura Cottril Lisa Duncan Michael Gan Jill Hager Judy Host Greta Heintz Tammy Hughes Linda Johnson

Scott Kouns Dana Smith Richard Stahlberg Arleen Thomas Darleen Tom Denny Weigand Wayne Miller Brent Walton Pam Biasotti

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Jennifer Chesterman Jennifer Fink Stacey Flurscheim Nicole Gee Tod Gomes Ann Gordon Malcolm Slight Terry Riggins Mary Small

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Focal Point Coming April 12, 2012 – Peg Jackson

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"Creating the Perfect Portrait" Maybe the clients didn't follow your clothing guidelines, maybe it was the wrong time of day, or maybe it was simply impossible to capture one image where everyone looked good. Don’t worry. Photoshop makes it possible to create the perfect portrait. This program goes beyond the basics of retouching and enhancement. It’s about combining images to create a new reality where everyone looks, well …… perfect!

Before After

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Bio Peg Jackson, M.Photog.Cr., is one of the founding members of Northern California Professional Photographers, and continues to serve as a lifetime member on the Board of Directors. She has given innumerable programs and workshops for NCPP and other affiliates throughout the state on the topics of children's photography, creativity and Photoshop. She is also the creator of User Friendly, a monthly article on digital tips, tricks and techniques, published in previous issues of the Focal Point. For nearly thirty years Peg owned a successful portrait studio in Morgan Hill where she enjoyed photographing babies, children, families and pets. Two years ago she made the difficult decision to close her portrait business, but she continues to use Photoshop and Painter to create digital artwork. Peg currently works at Arts Benicia, a non-profit community arts organization. 26

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Focal Point Educational Opportunities

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PPCC Certification, and PPA Merit & Degree Programs

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging or a Photographic Craftsman, click here. Or, contact Wayne Miller or Denny Weigand PPCC CPP Liaisons. This link will take you to the PPA website and you will see the page shown below. The image below is just a screen shot of the website, the links are not hot.

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2012

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2011

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2010

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2009

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2008

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NCPP Focal Point and Image of the Month History 2007

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NCPP Membership Classifications and Fees for 2012

Professional Active: Annual Dues $135. A professional photographer is an individual who on a regular basis, takes and sells photographs or photographic services. Must satisfy federal, state (resale permit), & local license requirements. Professional Active members have full membership privileges (Free meetings, voting, use of NCPP logo for self promotional use, and image competition). Aspiring*: Annual Dues $135. An individual who does not work in the photographic field, or derive any income from photography but plans to enter the profession. Limited to one year. Membership privileges: Meetings and entering image competition, but may not vote, hold office or use the NCPP logo. May not actively sell their photography or advertise/promote themselves as a photographer for hire. Limited to 20% enrolment. Student*: Annual Dues $50. Members preparing for a career in photography and currently enrolled in a school as a full time student. Applicant must show evidence of enrollment. Membership privileges: Meetings and entering image competition, but may not vote, hold office or use the NCPP logo. Limited to 10% enrolment. Sustaining: Annual Dues $150. Membership issued to the business name of the organization, which is a supplier, vendor, or manufacturer of photographic materials, supplies or photographic services. One representative of the organization shall have meeting privileges only, additional pay guest fees. *Aspiring & Student Classifications must assist/help six events per year to maintain classification, submit 2 images per month in Aspiring image competition (free), and attend Business 101 A to Z a new photographers guide to business success ($99) in order to move to Professional Active

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THE ART OF PICTURE FRAMING APF is a full-service wholesale custom framing facility. We work closely with Fine Art and Framing Galleries, Interior Designers, Professional Photographers, Art Consultants, Retailers and others in need of custom framing at wholesale prices. APF specializes in creating custom programs or packages to your individual business or market needs. We offer superior quality with flexible pricing to fit your individual needs. Contact: Mike Moretti 1084 Shary Circle, #B Concord, CA 94518 (Located behind Costco) E-mail: apfwholesale@sbcglobal.net 925-689-5177 web: http://stores.apfwholesale.com/StoreFront.bok

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BAY PHOTO LAB Contact: Debbie Thomas E-mail: debbie@bayphoto.com 510-585-7049 web: http://www.bayphoto.com/ 2161 Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 800-435-6686 fax: 931-475-5257

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Focal Point Our Neighboring Affiliates

PPC Professional Photographers of California Affiliates

City

Company Name â–˛

Phone

All Valley Professional Photographers - AVPP

La Canada Flintridge

(818) 262-7903

Associated Image Makers - AIM

Fairfield

1-888-442-6606

Central Valley Professional Photographers - CVPP

Fresno

559 266-0305

Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association - CIPPA

Camarillo

(805) 573-7637

Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association - GCPPA

Pismo Beach

805 733-5197

Inland Empire Professional Photographers & Videographers - IEPPV

Riverside

951-737-7310

Northern California Professional Photographers - NCPP

Walnut Creek

925 330-8737

Professional Photographers of California

Escondido

Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County - PPLAC

Culver city

(818) 344-0671

Professional Photographers of North Valley - PPNV

Redding

530-241-2191

Professional Photographers of Orange County - PPOC

Mission Viejo

949.916.2471

Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley - PPSV

Sacramento

530 363-0138

Professional Photographers of San Diego County - PPSDC

San Diego

(858) 695-9563

Professional Photographers of Santa Barbara County - PPSBC

Santa Barbara

(805) 403-6556

Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley - PPSCV

San Jose

408 244-2293

Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area - PPGBA

So. San Francisco

530 574-6033

Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire - PPRE

Santa Rosa

707 548-1181

Stanislaus Professional Photographers - SPP

Modesto

209 847-0540

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March 2012

February 2012 IMAGE JUDGING ACADEMY hosted by the Professional Photographers of California, PPC Sign up for the class now at: http://www.ppconline.com/events/image-judging-academy/ Mon 27th: San Jose – Tumason Portrait Studio Tues 28th: Benicia – Michael Van Auken Studio March 2012 Sat. 3rd:

PPA Western States Image Comp

Thurs 8th:

NCPP Meeting- Scotts Seafood Restaurant Special meeting location this month. Lisa Evans – “Night With The Masters” Dinner with the Masters and Masters Only Slideshow People’s Choice Image Comp

Sat. 24th:

Business 101-Learn the Business of Photography-Wayne Miller $99- info here

Sun. 25th:

Focal Point articles due

Fri. 30th:

Focal Point Publish

April 2012 Thurs 12th: NCPP Meeting – New location: Crown Plaza, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord Peg Jackson - “Creating the Perfect Portrait” CPP Certified Professional Photographer written exam. 4PM just prior to the -general meeting at the Crown Plaza, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord Wed. 25th: Focal Point articles due Mon. 30th: Focal Point Publish May 2012 Thurs 10th: NCPP Meeting – New location: Crown Plaza, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord Super Monday – HDR (high dynamic range) Hands-On workshop – Wayne Miller PPA merited class $99 for all day class - info here Fri. 25th:

Focal Point articles due

Wed. 30th: Focal Point Publish

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Focal Point Sunset Table for Walnut Creek

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